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  • Description: Woman
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    • Dovie Horvitz Collection

    • This collection includes over 1,300 images and scanned texts that document the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the 1950s. Researchers will find hundreds of images of clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments,...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Clothing and dress; Cosmetics; Feminine hygiene products; Hair -- Care and hygiene; Health and hygiene; Menstruation; Personal beauty; Women -- Suffrage; Women in advertising; Women's periodicals; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Sewall-Belmont House & Museum Catalog

    • The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum houses the National Woman’s Party (NWP) collection, which documents history of the suffrage movement and the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Highlights from this digital collection include suffrage...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; National Woman's Party; Suffragists; Women -- suffrage
    • United States
    • Suffragists Oral History Project

    • This collection includes full-length interviews with seven women who played key roles in the suffrage movement. Burnita Shelton Matthews remembers law school, the origin and development of the Equal Rights Amendment, and her appointment as the...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Suffragists; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States
    • The Woman's Building Digital Image Archive

    • The Woman's Building, which opened in Los Angeles in 1973, played a key role in the feminist art movement. This collection includes more than 1500 images of artists, Feminist Studio Workshop students, and events at the Woman's Building (e.g.,...
    • Feminism and art; Women artists
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • GFWC Desert Jade Woman's Club

    • In the early 1960s, ten young Asian-American women formed the Desert Jade Junior Woman's Club in Phoenix, Arizona. The club has since contributed to numerous philanthropic and civic projects. The scrapbooks in this collection provide photos of club...
    • Asian American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Arizona -- Phoenix
    • Margaret Sanger and the Woman Rebel

    • Sanger's publication of the feminist journal The Woman Rebel in 1914 established her as the key leader in the birth control movement. This collection includes digital images of pages from the journal, letters to and from Sanger, and a detailed...
    • Birth control; Feminism; Feminists
    • United States
    • Mormon Publications: 19th Century

    • Highlights include periodicals The Young Woman's Journal (1889-1929), published by the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, and The Woman's Exponent (1872-1899).
    • Mormon women; Societies and clubs; Women's periodicals
    • United States -- Utah
    • Women Physicians: 1850s-1970s

    • This collection documents the history of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP), Coverage includes founding and early years of the college (1850-1870); student and academic life; racial and ethnic diversity among women physicians;...
    • African American women physicians; Missionaries; Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; Women medical students; Women physicians; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Wisconsin Historical Society: Museum Objects Archive

    • This site provides historical context for a wide variety of artifacts, often relating a specific story about how the artifact was used in daily life. Examples of clothing include wedding dress from 1887; a woman suffrage tunic (1916); prom dresses...
    • Clothing and dress; Household appliances
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Ohio Memory

    • Highlights include Lucinda Lenore Merriss Cornell's diary covering the Ohio homefront during the Civil War; librarian Nettie E. Wheeler's diary from 1870; Margaret Boyd, the first woman enrolled in Ohio University, kept this diary in 1873 and...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Education; Societies and clubs; Teachers; Temperance; Women college students; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Ohio
    • Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches

    • Includes Mary McLeod Bethune's 1939 speech, "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me;" Fannie Lou Hamer's "Testimony Before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention" (1964); Shirley Chisolm's ""The Black Woman in Contemporary...
    • African American orators; African American women; Speeches, addresses, etc.;
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    • Emma Smith DeVoe Papers

    • Emma Smith DeVoe (1848-1927) became president of the Washington Equal Suffrage Association in 1906. This collection includes letters from many of the key women who worked with DeVoe for the passage of the 1910 woman suffrage amendment to the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Washington (State)
    • Our History: Profiles of Nevada Women

    • In addition to interviews with casino owners (Sarann Preddy, Claudine Williams), gaming executives (Jeanne Hood), and workers in the industry, this collection explores the lives of a women in a wide variety of other fields: Hatty Canty (president...
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Casinos; Employment; Gambling industry; Rape; Women casino owners; Women executives
    • United States -- Nevada -- Las Vegas
    • Governors Papers Related to Women's Issues 1904-1984

    • This collection from the Washington State Archives documents contacts between the Governor's Office, women, and women's organizations, regarding women's issues, womens suffrage, women's rights, and comparable worth. The Papers of Dixy Lee Ray...
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Pay equity; Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Washington (State)
    • Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War

    • This companion site to an exhibition in 1997 groups primary sources under themes such as patriotism, war work, spies, religion, and education. The "Griefs and Anxieties" section includes a letter from 1862 that informs a South Carolina woman of...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Women in Chemistry Oral History Project

    • This collection includes selected audio clips and transcripts from interviews with women chemists Mildred Cohn recalls being the only woman in the chemistry lab. Zaida Morales-Martinez explains why she has never had concerns about being a working...
    • Women chemists; Women scientists
    • United States
    • Women's Suffrage in Iowa Digital Collection

    • In addition to photographs, histories, speeches, programs, and clippings, this collection includes the meeting minutes of such women's organizations as the Iowa Suffrage Association, the Iowa State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Iowa

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